College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR FALL 2016, AFTER WHICH IT WILL BE REPLACED BY HORTICULTURE SCIENCES - AAS.

Landscape Design and Management - AAS

The Instructional Program

The college offers distinct programs in the golf and plant sciences field, which gives students the opportunity to specialize. Credit is not lost if a student changes areas after the second semester since each program shares common core courses in the first year. Each area leads to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students choose one of the following programs:

Landscape Design and Management emphasizes practical experience in the design and installation of residential and commercial landscapes. The program also gives students the bases for transfer to a four-year college offering a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture.

Horticulture emphasizes a broad overview of the horticulture field. Practical experience is gained in growing and nurturing greenhouse crops. This program also gives students the flexibility to transfer, upon graduation, to a four-year-college program in Horticulture..

Golf and Sports Turf Management emphasizes the care and maintenance of fine-turf areas. Students are taught the theory and practice of proper turf management, and are given extensive hands-on experience in the laboratory, at the college's 18-hole golf course, and on the extensive campus athletic fields. The Golf and Sports Turf Management AAS program is designed for seamless transfer into Delhi's Golf and Sports Turf Management BBA.

These programs afford students opportunities for extensive hands-on experience. Students are also required - with the assistance of their faculty advisor - to enroll as summer interns at various golf courses, athletic field facilities, arboretums, garden centers, and landscape contracting firms.

At the end of the second semester, a one-week field experience on Long Island is required of students in the Horticulture and the Landscape Design and Management programs. Consequently, some extra expense will be incurred. Also, for these students the semester will end one week later than indicated on the college calendar.

During the fourth semester, students can take the exam for the State Pesticide Applicator's License. This is often a required credential in the job market.

Several industry-supported scholarships are available to assist second-year students in continuing their education at Delhi.

Delhi also has a student chapter of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) that competes in the national ALCA career days.

Transfer Options

Students interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program in Landscape Architecture may prepare for this by selecting additional courses in consultation with their faculty advisor. See Landscape Architectural Transfer Track below.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

  • high school graduate with 70 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 70
  • Science Regents recommended: 70

FOR SUNY ESF TRANSFER TRACK

  • high school graduate with 75 high school GPA or 2500 GED test score
  • Algebra Regents: 73
  • Science Regents: 73

Transfer Student:

  • Transfer GPA: 2.0

CURRICULUM

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0638

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements: ( OR click to see Academic Requirements for TRANSFER TRACK)

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62

Major Courses Required - 38 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
HORT 100 Orientation to Horticultural Sciences 1
HORT 120 Introduction to Horticultural Practices 3
HORT 130 Plant Materials I 3
HORT 160 Soil Sciences 3
HORT 165 Woody Plants II 1
HORT 170 Woody Plant Field Experience 1 1
HORT 205 Horticultural Entomology 3
HORT 206 Plant Pathology 3
HORT 212 Horticultural Chemicals 1
HORT 220 Ornamental Tree and Shrub Maintenance 3
LARC 110/HORT 140
Drawing and Surveying 3
LARC 120 Landscape Graphics 2
LDCT 110/HORT 115
Landscape Construction Principles 3
LDCT 180 Internship Preparation 1
LDCT 210/HORT 210
Planting Design 3
LDCT 215 Landscape Grading and Drainage 1
LDCT 220/HORT 265
Advanced Landscape Design/Construction 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BIOL 210 Botany 4
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL___
English from GE10 as advised
3
MATH ___ Mathematics from GE1 as advised 3
  General Education Electives 9

Restricted Electives by Advisement - 2-3 credit hours2

Notes

1A one-week field trip to Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, New York, is a required component of the curriculum.

2 Restricted electives are by advisement; the student must work closely with their advisor to choose restricted electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Landscape Design and Management AAS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of botany.
  • Understand and apply the basic principles and terminology used in the care, pruning, growth, propagation, growing media, soil amendments, and fertilization of plants.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the proper identification, terminology, and use of trees, shrubs, and ground covers used in various Northeast landscapes.
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of basic surveying techniques; the proper use of transits and levels; and the necessary drafting and drawing skills to communicate the data collected.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the diagnosis, repair, and operation of equipment used typical to landscape installation and management.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of soil: its genesis, composition, classification, physical and chemical characteristics; and how to test, correct, and implement proper soil management practices for residential and commercial landscape settings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the construction principles and materials used for decks, fences, patios, walks, and retaining walls.
  • Understand and apply the theory and principles of landscape design for both residential and commercial sites.
  • Properly identify, select, establish, and maintain major turf grasses.
  • Properly identify and manage turf pests.
  • Read and create construction documents, prepare materials estimates and bids, and demonstrate familiarity with specialized landscape features.
  • Understand basic concepts in plant pathology and entomology as they relate to ornamental plants.
  • Describe, demonstrate, and apply the basic theories of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.
  • Properly identify, select, calibrate, and safely apply pesticides.
  • Prepare analysis, design, and presentation drawings to communicate design intent to a client.
  • Display a thorough understanding of the landscape contracting industry, acquired through a 180-hour summer internship.
  • Properly select and maintain trees.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.  

Landscape Architectural Transfer Track

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 65

Major Courses Required - 40 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ARCH 125 Architectural Design Graphics 3
ARCH 135 Architectural Design Fundamentals 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3
HORT 100 Orientation to Horticultural Sciences 1
HORT 115 Landscape Construction Principles 3
HORT 120 Introduction to Horticultural Practices 3
HORT 125 Landscape Drawing and Design 3
HORT 130 Plant Materials I 3
HORT 160 Soil Sciences 3
HORT 200 Turf Management 3
HORT 207 Horticultural Insects and Diseases 3
HORT 225 Water Management and Conservation 3
LDCT 210 Planting Design 3
LDCT 220 Advanced Landscape Design and Construction 3

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BIOL 210 Botany 4
COMM 100 Public Speaking  
  OR 3
BUSI 120 Business Communications  
ENGL ___
English by advisement1,2 3
MATH ___ Mathematics1,2 3
  General Education Elective by advisement 3
  Social Science Elective from GE3 by advisement 3
  Social Science Elective (GE3) or Other World Civilizations Elective (GE5) 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement- 3 credit hours2

Notes

1 English and Mathematics are by placement according to competency.

2Students should work closely with their academic advisor to choose courses that will satisfy this requirement for graduation.


Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Landscape Design and Management: Landscape Architectural Transfer Track AAS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of botany.
  • Understand and apply the basic principles and terminology used in the care, pruning, growth, propagation, growing media, soil amendments, and fertilization of plants.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the proper identification, terminology, and use of trees, shrubs, and ground covers used in various Northeast landscapes.
  • Exhibit a working knowledge of basic surveying techniques; the proper use of transits and levels; and the necessary drafting and drawing skills to communicate the data collected.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of soil: its genesis, composition, classification, physical and chemical characteristics; and how to test, correct, and implement proper soil management practices for residential and commercial landscape settings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the construction principles and materials used for decks, fences, patios, walks, and retaining walls.
  • Understand and apply the theory and principles of landscape design for both residential and commercial sites.
  • Properly identify, select, establish, and maintain major turf grasses.
  • Properly identify and manage turf pests.
  • Read and create construction documents, prepare materials estimates and bids, and demonstrate familiarity with specialized landscape features.
  • Prepare analysis, design, and presentation drawings to communicate design intent to a client.
  • Display a thorough understanding of the landscape contracting industry, acquired through a 180-hour summer internship.
  • Properly select and maintain trees.